Phillip Schofield has dressed up as Corrie legend Hilda Ogden – and fans love it!

The British Soap Awards - Phillip Schofield

Phillip, 56, will front this Saturday's British Soap Awards on ITV

Phillip Schofield has been transformed into Coronation Street legend Hilda Ogden ahead of presenting this Saturday’s British Soap Awards.

The This Morning presenter looks completely hilarious as the mop-wielding soap icon (famously played by the late great Jean Alexander) as he donned Hilda's clobber for a Heat photoshoot.

Phillip also dressed up as another soap legend, EastEnders baddie Nasty Nick Cotton (played by John Altman).

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The pics certainly put a smile on the faces of fans!

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And they seemed especially taken with his close resemblance to Nasty Nick, with one saying: "Are you related to the Cottons the likeness is uncanny." Another wrote: "You look amazing, proper eastend lol fair play @Schofe for being such a good sport."

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Mind you not everyone was convinced with one suggesting Phil looks more like Danny Zuko in Grease!

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Meanwhile, Phillip said his This Morning co-host Holly Willoughby was like the “younger sister he never had” and spoke about how they met up a lot to unwind.

“We see each other socially in the UK quite a lot. Occasionally we’ll do lunch, where we forget about telly and talk about life.”

Phillip and Holly are about to turn up on Corrie as part of Rosie Webster's exit storyline.

Rosie, Craig and Gemma on the This Morning sofa, with presenters Holly and Phil standing behind them

Rosie, Craig and Gemma join Holly and Phil!

Talking about the scenes, Helen Flanagan, who plays Rosie, told us: "It was such fun to film. Everybody loves Holly and Phil, and whenever I’ve met them they’ve been so kind.

"I think everyone will enjoy watching the scenes as they’re very funny. It was great going on the show in character as Rosie rather than as Helen.”


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